Comprising the 5 Med’s most prestigious offshore races, the IMA Mediterranean Maxi Offshore Challenge aims to promote and boost Maxi yacht competition offshore in the Mediterranean.
It is open to all maxi yachts, in addition to those belonging to IMA members.
Organised by the International Maxi Association (IMA), the body sanctioned by World Sailing to represent the Maxi classes, the 2020-2021 IMA Mediterranean Maxi Offshore Challenge will comprise 5 events, the best 3 counting towards the main prize.
To be eligible for the annual MMOC trophy, yachts must compete in at least 3 of these events
starting on 17 October 2020: Valletta, Malta to Valletta anticlockwise around Sicily via the Strait of Messina, Stromboli, Favignana, Pantelleria and Lampedusa.
Distance: 608 miles.
Organiser: Royal Malta Yacht Club
starting on 15 May 2021: Naples to Capri, via Ponza and Li Galli (Italy).
Distance: 170 miles.
Organiser: Circolo del Remo e Vela Italia with Yacht Club Italiano
starting on 30 May 2021 from Livorno, Italy: Livorno to Punta Ala via Giraglia rock and Formiche di Grosseto.
Distance: 151 miles.
Organiser: Yacht Club Punta Ala, Yacht Club Livorno, Yacht Club Repubblica Marinara di Pisa.
starting on 16 June 2021: from Saint-Tropez to Genoa via Giraglia rock.
Distance: 241 miles.
Organiser: Yacht Club Italiano.
starting on 21 August 2021: from Palermo, Sicily to Montecarlo via a YCCS gate off Porto Cervo.
Distance: 450 miles.
Organiser: Circolo della Vela Sicilia with Yacht Club de Monaco and Yacht Club Costa Smeralda.
2015-2016 RAMBLER 88 George David
2017-2018 ATALANTA II Carlo A. Puri Negri
2018-2019 VERA Miguel Galuccio